Construction to Begin on Rush Twp. Bridge Project

Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership

RUSH TOWNSHIP – PennDOT has announced that construction will begin later this month on a project to replace the Casanova Road Bridge as part of the Department’s public-private partnership to replace 558 bridges.

Replacing the 79-year-old bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Centre County’s structurally deficient list.

The state-owned bridge is located on Township Road 958, spanning Moshannon Creek in Rush Township, near the Centre/Clearfield County line.

Construction is expected to start in late July, with the closure of the bridge. During construction, drivers will be directed to a detour using T-958 (Casanova Road), Route 4009/Red Moshannon Bridge in Centre County, and Routes 2037 (Winburne Road) and 2035 (Maple Street) in Clearfield County. Work is expected to be complete by November.

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, the work schedule may change.

This bridge replacement is part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a Public-Private Partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP) under which PWKP will finance, design, replace and maintain the bridges for 25 years.

The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.P3forPA.pa.gov.

Additional information on the project, the team and how to bid on the project can be found at www.PARapidBridges.com.

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